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Covid-19 – Press Briefing 01-4-2020

Covid-19 – Press Briefing 01-4-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci delivered the daily update on COVID-19 cases in Malta and Gozo.

Highlights from today’s press briefing:

  • 19 new cases: 5 travel-related and 14 locally transmitted
  • Total coronavirus cases: 188
  • One of the persons who has contracted the virus is an employee at the Lidl store in Safi
  • People who have visited the Lidl store in Safi between the 26th and 30th March should call the helpline 111 if they feel any symptoms 
  • All new cases are in a good health condition
12:52 Thank you for following this blog.
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12:51 The press conference ends here.
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12:47 All new cases are in good health condition.
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12:39 Prof.Gauci reiterated that until people receive the results of their swab test they remain indoors to avoid local transmission.
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12:37 The travel-related cases: 5 men
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12:34 The 14 local transmission cases; 7 women and 7 men
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12:34 Prof. Gauci reiterated the importance that people do not attend work if they are unwell.
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12:34 Authorities are also in contact with the rest of the staff working at the Lidl store in Ħal Safi.
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12:34 Prof.Gauci has advised all those people who have visited the Lidl store in Ħal Safi between the 26th and 30th March to call the helpline 111 if they feel any symptoms related to the coronavirus.
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12:32 One of the persons who has contracted the virus is an employee at the Lidl store in Safi. This has already been reported earlier today.
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12:30 627 Swab tests were carried out yesterday; 19 new cases confirmed; 14 local transmissions and 5 travel-related. The total number of coronavirus cases in Malta and Gozo: 188
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12:26 If you want to be the first to receive the latest news on the coronavirus in Malta you can download the Newsbook APP.
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12:25 The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci will soon provide the latest details on the coronavirus situation in Malta and Gozo.
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12:24 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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Coronavirus cases in Malta

7th March – Watch: “No reason for alarm”- Fearne following first coronavirus case in Malta

7th March – Parents test positive to coronavirus, 3 cases in Malta

9th March – Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

10th March – Fifth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

11th March – 1st Maltese positive to coronavirus; 6th COVID-19 case

11th March – 7th coronavirus case confirmed

12th March – Watch: Two new coronavirus cases confirmed; 8th and 9th

13th March – 3 news coronavirus cases confirmed; Total of 12 ‘imported’ cases

14th March – 19-year old Maltese tests positive for coronavirus

14th March – Watch: 5 news cases; 18 in total

15th March – Watch: 3 new Covid-19 cases; Patients aged between 20 and 23

16th March – 9 new cases of coronavirus – 3 local transmissions

17th March – Watch: 8 test positive to coronavirus; Total now 38

18th March – 10 news coronavirus cases confirmed; 48 in total

19th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases; Total 53

20th March – Watch: 11 new coronavirus cases – 1st case reported in Gozo

21st March – Watch: Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed

22nd March – Watch: 17 new coronavirus cases; Total 90

23rd March – Watch: Coronavirus cases in Malta go up to 107; 17 new

24th March – Three new cases reported

25th March – Follow orders and we’ll keep the infection down – Prof Gauci

26th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases reported

27th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases, mostly contracted locally

28th March – Watch: Details on the 10 new COVID-19 cases

29th March – Watch: Two new cases; 585 swab tests carried out

30th March – 156 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 5 new

31st March – Watch:13 new coronavirus cases confirmed